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Lakefront Airport to get $1.2M in recovery funds

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved spending $1.2 million on renovations of the Art Deco Lakefront Airport terminal.

The money will help complete renovations of the historic terminal. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., says the money is needed to fix unforeseen problems that were discovered during repairs.

The senator said Friday that the money will be used to deal with asbestos and lead-based paint issues and on the fire sprinkler system and wood and terrazzo flooring.

The terminal suffered major damage during Hurricane Katrina.

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